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Rainbow Falls, Hilo

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Waterfall
Visit Wiluku River State Park to witness Rainbow Falls, the 24 m (80 ft) waterfalls famous for the magnificent rainbows that shine through their mist. These falls, know to locals by their Hawaiian name, Waianuenue, rush down over a lava cave, which is considered to be the home of the ancient Hawaiian goddess Hina. At the foot of the falls, wild ginger and monstera plants surround a large pool. Naturally, the rainbows are especially strong after a rainstorm. Put Rainbow Falls into our Hilo trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Hilo.
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  • It was worth stopping by. A nice picturesque fall. You can view it from above as well if you walk up the higher, longer stairway on the left. (like 3 minutes more walk. Again, it's not a huge fall.)  more »
  • Go early in the morning in summer, and from the East sunshine piercing waterfall really Rainbow takes. Do difficult and uncheck this time understandably see the Rainbow. Should be taken for granted. Special big falls and no Rainbow, not too much is not. Falls is located upstream a bit and to visit with quite good.
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  • Beautiful water fall, no rainbow present. We enjoyed this more than the Akaka falls primarily because of the varied terrain. Amazing banyan tree roots and hike down to the pools made by the lava. Shor...  more »